Twin-Spindle, Twin-Turret Turning Center Provides Rigidity
The bed structure of Takisawa Technology’s FX-800 twin-spindle and twin-turret turning center combines high rigidity and tightly controlled thermal characteristics.
The bed structure of Takisawa Technology’s FX-800 twin-spindle and twin-turret turning center combines high rigidity and tightly controlled thermal characteristics. The rigid linear guideway on the Z-axis and the box guide ways on the X and Y axes provide shock-absorbing capacity during turning.
Both the upper and lower turrets have 16 stations and are designed to widen the space between tools to minimize tool interference. A bigger coupling on the turret enhances rigidity. Built-in spindle motors increase power performance on each servo axis. Upgraded milling drive motors enable more tool options and milling capacity. The outcome is a fast, accurate machine for production of complex components.
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